Mark Loewenstern

Mark Loewenstern

Mark Loewenstern is a four-time finalist for the Heideman Award and a winner of the Samuel French OOB Festival among others. Plays: Near Nellie Bly (O’Neill semi-finalist), Parish Dunkeld, Carnality, One is the Road, The Bloomingdale Road, The Slightly Exaggerated True Story of "Civic Virtue," The Nastiest Drink in the World, Grandmother’s House. Films: 6 Love Stories (w. Alicia Witt), Holiday Rumble...
Mark Loewenstern is a four-time finalist for the Heideman Award and a winner of the Samuel French OOB Festival among others. Plays: Near Nellie Bly (O’Neill semi-finalist), Parish Dunkeld, Carnality, One is the Road, The Bloomingdale Road, The Slightly Exaggerated True Story of "Civic Virtue," The Nastiest Drink in the World, Grandmother’s House. Films: 6 Love Stories (w. Alicia Witt), Holiday Rumble, 26 Months After Katrina. Currently working on a commissioned play for California Stage Company about real-life 59-year old female serial killer Dorothea Puente. Dramatists Guild member #516. Email him at goodyarn@hotmail.com.

Plays

  • One is the Road
    Our protagonist drives home from vacation with his wife. He relates to us the 7 things he is thinking and doing moment-to-moment over the course of a crucial five minutes in his life.
  • SYATP
    Written for Code Red Playwrights: Enough / Volume #4

    A monologue inspired by the shooting at Wedgwood Baptist Church, September 1999.

  • Parish Dunkeld
    In rural Scotland in 1793, a small parish believes it is safe from the revolutions shaking the world. But when a well-intentioned man of reason arrives, bringing violent upheaval, the people of Parish Dunkeld must fight their way back from the brink.

    "It is a thinking person's art, not just an evening's entertainment." PGN
  • Near Nellie Bly
    (O'Neill Semi-Finalist)
    Nellie Bly, aspiring daredevil reporter, went undercover in an insane asylum on Blackwell's Island (now Roosevelt Island) in New York City, 1887. There she befriended a patient named Anne Neville. After 10 days, Nellie was released. Anne stayed. This play tells the above story from Anne Neville’s perspective.
  • Carnality
    When your head wants one thing and the rest of you wants something else.
  • Grandmother's House
    Renee pays Rose an unannounced visit. A new spin on Red Riding Hood, where granddaughter is the Wolf.
  • A Doctor's Visit
    Winner of the Samuel French OOB Fest!

    During the Crusades, a sick King Richard the Lionhearted is visited by the Sultan's personal physician, the Jewish sage Moses Maimonides. A different era's view of Christianity, Islam and Judaism.
  • The Slightly Exaggerated True Story of "Civic Virtue"
    The marble sculpture "Civic Virtue Triumphant Over Unrighteousness" caused an uproar before it was even installed outside City Hall in New York City, in 1922. This uproar lasted for over 90 years. It is here presented for your viewing pleasure in about 20 minutes